Little Stints fed in the Dulas and Clwyd estuaries, with a Curlew Sandpiper
remaining on the latter for several days last week.
The survey showed that waders such as curlew sandpiper
and less sandplover made for the largest group of species found in the Barr Al Hikman area, followed by cormorants, herons and flamingos.
Other UK birds have been added to the near threatened list - including oystercatchers, lapwings, know, curlew sandpiper
and bar-tailed godwit - and join species already listed such as the black-tailed godwit and curlew.
These are birds like the sharp-tailed sandpiper, curlew sandpiper
and red-necked stint, which are the subject of a number of international protection agreements.
STRESSED MURRAY: FAST FACTS Litres of water approved to flow under the Living Murray Initiative: 500 billion Litres of water needed to have some chance to return the river to health at least: 1500 billion Litres of real water that have flowed so far from the Living Murray Initiative infrastructure projects 0 Percentage of River Red Gums stressed or dying 75% Curlew Sandpiper
in the Coorong (1980s) 40,000 Curlew Sandpipers
in the Coorong today 2,000
The pair have ringed 100,000 birds of 121 species at the site with more than 130 foreign ringed birds being caught, including Siberian bewick swan, Polish curlew sandpiper
, Maltese little stint and Moroccan lapwing.
Part 1 of 3] Species Breeding area(1) Years between Dunlin Scandinavia N/Russian Arctic W-C 91-97 72-92 Bar-tailed godwit Scandinavia N/Russian Arctic W-C 91-96 Little stint Scandinavia N/Russian Arctic W-C 72-92 Grey plover Russian Arctic W-C 90-97 Knot Russian Arctic C 72-92 Curlew sandpiper
Russian Arctic C 91-97 72-92 Sanderling Russian Arctic C 72-92 Curlew sandpiper
Russian Arctic C-E 78-97 Red-necked stint Russian Arctic C-E / NW Alaska Knot Canadian Arctic NE / Greenland N 91-95 TABLE 3.
Other waders in North Wales over the weekend included five Little Stints at RSPB Oakenholt Marsh in Flint and a similar number on the River Clwyd at Rhyl, with Curlew Sandpiper
and Spotted Redshank.
Among the shorebirds, spotted redshank, pintail snipe, grey plover, dunlin, and curlew sandpiper
may have extended their breeding range or increased in population during the last 15 years.
The curlew sandpiper
autumn continued, with counts exceeding half a dozen at Morfa Harlech, Alaw estuary, Malltraeth Cob and RSPB Conwy, though all were surpassed by the 42 at Frodsham on the Mersey.
RSPB Conwy's second Pectoral Sandpiper of the autumn dropped in last week, with Curlew Sandpiper
, Guillemot and Garganey among the other sightings.
Conwy also held a curlew sandpiper
last week, sharing the mud with a fast-growing little ringed plover chick.